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  1. Diane
    April 3, 2012 @ 10:27 am

    What a fun, fun, fun idea! I was reading a statistic recently about the number of children who know how to garden. It was pretty dismal. I think knowing how to raise one’s own food is a VERY important skill. A necessary skill. Thank you for challenging that statistic. And for sharing with us on NOBH!

  2. Heidi
    April 3, 2012 @ 9:31 pm

    Thank you Diane! I am sure that the kids and I could learn plenty from all of your experience on the ranch!

  3. LeAnn Williams
    April 4, 2012 @ 7:21 pm

    Fun ideas and I want to do a garden similar to yours. Thanks for posting on this subject.

  4. Heidi
    April 4, 2012 @ 9:04 pm

    Thank you LeAnn. If you click on my link to our garden challenge posts from last year, there are many tips and things that we used to create ours. I own the book SquareFoot Garden as well. It was really helpful, and we used the “soil” mixture they recommended as well.

  5. Stef @ The HSV
    April 5, 2012 @ 1:32 pm

    love it – so glad you wanted to participate again (but am I missing you on the link up??)

  6. Heidi
    April 5, 2012 @ 5:26 pm

    LOL! Yes Stef I somehow managed to forget to “link up”! Thanks for noticing! I am linked up now! 🙂

  7. The Full Circle Gardener
    April 5, 2012 @ 8:57 pm

    What a fun experiment to do with your daughter(?)! I love how books inspire learning. 🙂 I planted a jack-o-lantern pumpkin last year and was amazed at the amount of vine it put out! You may think about trying to trellis it to keep it from overwhelming your space. I had a pumpkin hanging off from one of my tomato cage (2+ ft off the ground) last year. I supported it with a sling as I was afraid the weight would damage the stem. Worked great and gave me the idea of trellising other heavy produce this year. I look forward to seeing how many pumpkins start from your experiment! 😀

  8. Heidi
    April 5, 2012 @ 9:08 pm

    Stacey (The Full Circle Gardener) thank you so much for the great tip. We vined beans, tomatoes and cucumbers last year but I never thought of doing so with pumpkins. IF we get anything out of the pumpkins I will keep this in mind!

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